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Mechanicsville in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Three Notch Road”

 
 
"Three Notch Road" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, July 1, 2008
1. "Three Notch Road" Marker
Inscription. A law of 1704 provides that "three notches of equal distance marked on the trees indicated"
A ROAD LEADING TO A FERRY
"two notches with another notch a distance above the other two"
A ROAD LEADING TO A COURTHOUSE
"a slip cut down the face of a tree near the ground"
A ROAD TO A CHURCH
 
Erected by State Roads Commission.
 
Location. 38° 24.655′ N, 76° 40.579′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsville, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker is on Three Notch Road (Maryland Route 235) near Laurel Grove Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville MD 20659, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. De La Brooke Manor (approx. 1.7 miles away); Fenwick Manor (approx. 5.6 miles away); "Deep Falls" (approx. 6 miles away); Chaptico (approx. 6.5 miles away); Camp Stanton (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named Chaptico (approx. 6.5 miles away); Christ Church King and Queen Parish (approx. 6.6 miles away); Prosperous Port Town (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Maryland 235. — Wikipedia “Three Notch Road has been the main highway
"Three Notch Road" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 9, 2015
2. "Three Notch Road" Marker
between northern St. Mary's County and Point Lookout since the colonial era. The highway was reconstructed as the modern MD 235 between 1923 and 1938.” (Submitted on March 19, 2015.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,736 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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